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The Victors for Michigan-Flint campaign is the largest and most ambitious capital campaign in our history. This campaign is designed to embrace the future of our students, our university, and our community.
At the University of Michigan, being a victor has always extended beyond the athletic arena to mean standing for something, standing with someone, and, above all else, standing together. Our partnership has never been more important. The university, the community, and donors like you can now move boldly to create our tomorrow.
UM-Flint Victors campaign surpasses $40 million overall goal
Student support remains a major focus, area of need
September 20, 2017
The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) has reason to celebrate regarding the progress of its current capital campaign. Today, UM-Flint Chancellor Susan E. Borrego announced that the university’s Victors for Michigan-Flint campaign has surpassed its goal by more than $11 million dollars to date.
As of September 20, the Victors for Michigan-Flint campaign has raised more than $51 million for its campus, with a little over one year left before the campaign closes in December 2018.
The Victors for Michigan-Flint capital campaign was developed as a multiyear effort seeking to raise $40 million or more in private philanthropy to increase student support, advance UM-Flint’s academic priorities, and expand its positive impact on the community.
“The alumni and friends of this university have stepped up in a major way to put our campaign ahead of schedule and we are extremely grateful for their generosity and enthusiastic support of our mission,” said Chancellor Borrego.
“However, we still have much work to do in meeting our student support goal and will work tirelessly over the remainder of this campaign to do so.”
UM-Flint officials set a target of $20 million for student support in the way of scholarships and other student-related services or programs. To date they have reached just over the half way mark with $13 million and counting.
“Students are the heart of our university,” said Borrego. “Ensuring that they have the opportunity and access to a Michigan education is the highest priority in our Victors campaign.”
“It's time to take the next step in student support and academic excellence. It's time to help strengthen our community. It's time to be bold in the pursuit of greatness. Be a Victor for UM-Flint.”
Did you know?
Nearly 70% of our students currently receive financial aid. The average student loan debt is about $31,000 for undergraduate and more than $47,000 for graduate students.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) declared UM-Flint’s DPS the first university public safety department to be accredited by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC).
On October 20, at the Family Day event, members of the campus community intend to bring the old UM-Flint tradition back.
The Murchie Science Building expansion will provide an additional 65,000 square feet of space to campus in the way of labs and lab support, classrooms, and faculty and student areas.